Veteran actor and actor Vikram Gokhale is currently undergoing treatment and is said to be on a life support system. In the early hours of Thursday, a rumor about his death did the rounds on social media, following which several Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to offer condolences. However, his daughter denied the rumors saying that he is on life support and is in critical condition. Gokhale has been in a hospital in Pune for some time and his wife Vrushali Gokhale recently shared an update on his health, saying that he has “multiorgan failure.”
In a statement quoted by ANI, Vrushali said, “Mr. Vikram Gokhale is critical since last 24 hours. Doctors are trying their best. He is not responding to treatment as expected. He has multiorgan failure.”
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Earlier in the day, an official statement about Vikram Gokhale’s health was released to the media by Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital. It read, “A meeting between the family of noted actor Shri Vikram Gokhale and the treating doctors took place at 10.00 am and this is the official press statement from the hospital. Renowned actor Shri Vikram Gokhale is on ventilatory support. He is very much alive.” And he is being treated in the critical care unit. All efforts are being made for his recovery. The news about him is completely false and we will update his health status as and when required (sic).”
About Vikram Gokhale
The actor made his film debut in 1971 at the age of 26 Amitabh BachchanHarsh ‘Perwana’. In a career spanning over 40 years, Gokhale appeared in various Marathi and Bollywood films, including ‘Agneepath’ in 1990 and ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ starring Amitabh Bachchan. Salman Khan other Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in 1999. He was last seen in ‘Nikamma’ alongside Shilpa Shetty and Abhimanyu Dassani. The film hit the theaters in June this year.
Son of prominent Marathi theater and cinema actor, Chandrakhant Gokhale, Vikram turned director in 2010 with the Marathi film “Aghat”. He won the National Film Award in the Best Actor category for his Marathi film “Anumati”. He was also awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2011 for his acting in theatre.
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